As you may have noticed, we didn't release an OSMC update for a while. After a lot of hard work, OSMC's October update is now here featuring Debian 10, codename "Buster" and Kodi 18.8. This yields a number of improvements and is one of our most significant OSMC updates yet. It featurues:

  • Better performance
  • A larger number of software packages to choose from
  • More up to date software packages to choose from

We'd like to thank everyone involved with testing and developing this update.

We continue to work on our improved video stack for Vero 4K and Vero 4K + which brings HDR10+ and 3D MVC support. We also continue to work on Raspberry Pi 4 support and we will shortly make some kernel 5.x test builds available in our forums for currently supported Pi models so we can use a unified kernel code base for all models.

Shortly, we will resume development on Kodi v19 support as the release cycle accelerates further towards a stable release. This version will bring support for the Raspberry Pi 4, however it should be noted that we expect to discontinue support for Raspberry Pi 0/1 and Vero 2 devices with the release of Kodi v19.

Wrap up

This is a large OSMC update and will take some time to install on your system; depending on the number of packages installed on your system and the quality of your peripherals (i.e. SD card).

We will maintain an upgrade path for OSMC users on June 2020 or earlier until 31st December 2021. After this point, it will not be possible to update from an older version of OSMC without a reinstallation.

To get the latest and greatest version of OSMC, simply head to My OSMC -> Updater and check for updates manually on your exising OSMC set up. Of course — if you have updates scheduled automatically you should receive an update notification shortly.

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